In the past two months, the European Union has begun to set out its stall for how, as an organisation, it will move on for the next 10 years after Brexit. What is clear from these decisions is that the EU is on a path towards federalisation in the form of a singular economic, foreign and security policy. Yet many Remainers seem to be blind to these simple facts – which the EU itself has confirmed as its goals. They do not seem to acknowledge how this would change our United Kingdom if we had to Remain inside the EU. Instead, Remainers seem to have their heads in the sand, insisting we should stay in the EU and that nothing would change from what we have now – and going forward – forever.
The EU, in any case, will not be content with a two-speed Europe in the long term, and Euro membership – along with homogenisation of the whole European Union – would be an inevitable price to pay if we were to continue as a Member State of the European Union. Are these Remainers duplicitous, simply naive beyond belief or do they have some vested interests in our membership of the EU perhaps?
The horizon is clear for the EU as shown by Brussels’ own press statements following the June 2019 European Council. They specifically mentioned numerous goals – including the EU aiming to create the mechanisms required to act together on matters of ‘foreign policy’ with a united front, with decisions taken on the supranational level. This is not simply on foreign policy, however. Singular economic policy in terms of taxation is also listed as a goal of the EU within the next 10 years. This would be a means to stop disparity between Member States, effectively giving the unelected European Central Bank the power to make taxation and spending policy for every single Member State.
These are not the words of an economic union which has goals of simply helping countries trade and work together. Instead this is the beginning of the path towards the total federalisation of decision-making, taking powers away from domestic governments and the people who elected them.
But despite the clear evidence of this being a desire of the EU, many Remainers call it ‘hogwash’, or the Brexiteers own version of ‘Project Fear’. ‘It’s nothing to worry about,’ we are told, ‘we can just cancel the result of the EU referendum by revoking Article 50 and everything will go back to normal and stay the same’. Yes, revoking Article 50 would stop Brexit, but simply remaining in the EU would not mean everything staying the same, or going back to normal. No doubt the EU, the vindictive organisation that it is, would attempt to place further restrictions upon Article 50 to ensure this situation did not happen again.
And meanwhile, don’t forget the 17.4 million of the Great British Public who voted Leave in the EU referendum, and the many people who have changed their minds who now want to Leave, who would rightly feel betrayed by the politicians. It would result in a huge democratic deficit and complete mistrust in the British political system, should Brexit simply be cancelled.
If, for some inescapable reason, the UK crawled back to the EU and asked to stay inside their corrupt organisation, the UK would be told to sit down and shut up, no longer the noisy neighbour blocking the EU’s federalist ambitions, and we would be forced to accept whatever is thrown at us in the future, whatever the repercussions for our nation. We would have had our chance to Leave and prosper outside the EU. But should we attempt to return to the EU’s fold in the future, the hard-won rebate former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fought for would be out of the window; and the exemption from Schengen and other preferential treatments we have received would be put at risk.
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After October 31st, when the UK should be out of the EU (hopefully with a new drastically improved deal), the new European Commission will take office. This will be a Commission which is fundamentally in favour of increased federalisation and measures such as reinforcing a European Army. Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission, has explicitly stated she believes this would be the best course of action to take. These are the organisations and policies which, if we Remain – or passed Theresa May’s dreadful Withdrawal Agreement – we would be exposed to as a nation.
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